Eddie Griffin is an American actor and comedian. He is known for his comedic roles, particularly in the TV sitcom, Malcolm & Eddie, and movies like Undercover Brother, Deuce Bigalow: Male Gigolo, and Deuce Bigalow: European Gigolo.
Griffin is reported to be worth $5 million. In this article, we take a look at the illustrious career of Eddie Griffin to get behind the source of his vast wealth.
How did Eddie Griffin make his Money? Net Worth & Salary Breakdown
Eddie made his on-screen debut in 1991 and had minor roles in numerous movies and TV shows in the next couple of years.
His breakthrough role came in the television sitcom, Malcolm & Eddie. Griffin played one of the titular characters, Eddie Sherman, and starred alongside Malcolm-Jamal Warner‘s Malcolm McGee. The sitcom ran for four seasons from August 26, 1996, to May 22, 2000.
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He appeared as Tiberius Jefferson “T.J.” Hicks alongside Rob Schneider in the 1999 sex comedy movie, Deuce Bigalow: Male Gigolo, and again in the 2005 sequel, Deuce Bigalow: European Gigolo.
He found further popularity as the titular Undercover Brother / Anton Jackson in the 2002 action-comedy movie, Undercover Brother, also starring Chris Kattan, Denise Richards, Aunjanue Ellis, Dave Chappelle, and Neil Patrick Harris, among others.
His other notable movie credits include John Q, Scary Movie 3, Norbit, and Urban Justice.
He is set to star in the upcoming satirical political comedy movie, Bad President, and will appear in the upcoming drama movie, The Comeback Trail, starring Robert De Niro, Morgan Freeman, and Tommy Lee Jones, among others — both of which are in post-production.
Furthermore, Griffin is one of the announced names for the upcoming movie, The Seeker: Wild Run, starring an ensemble cast including Charlie Sheen, Emily Blunt, Jason Momoa, Selena Gomez, Connie Nielsen, Robin Wright, Dolph Lundgren, and Lindsey Stirling.
Eddie Griffin: Age, Height, Childhood
Eddie was born Edward Griffin on July 15, 1968. The 51-year-old stands at 5 feet 7 inches (1.7 meters).
Born in Kansas City, Missouri, to a single mother, Griffin moved to Compton, California, at 16. He attended Compton High and graduated in 1986.
After graduating, Griffin enrolled in the biological engineering program at Kansas State University but dropped out in 1988 to pursue his acting career.
Is Eddie Griffin Married? How Many Children Does He Have?
Of this writing, Eddie Griffin has been married four times in his life.
In 1983, 16-year-old Griffin was married to a girl named Carla. Their son, Eddie Griffin, Jr. was born in 1986. They divorced after thirteen years together in 1997.
Griffin married for the second time to Rochelle Lyn in 2002. Eddie became a father for the second time when Lyn gave birth to their daughter, Elexa Griffin. They ended up getting divorced sometime in 2009.
Griffin’s third marriage happened on September 8, 2011, when he tied the knot with Nia Rivers. Their marriage didn’t last through a full month and their divorce was finalized six months later.
Griffin is currently in his fifth marriage to his wife, Ko Griffin.
Besides his recorded children, Griffin has admittedly fathered an additional eight children with various women. He discusses his fatherhood among other things in his comedy special, E-Niggma.